[Irtalk] Fwd: FW: 2ND Annual Open Learning and Distance Education For Africa

Hilton Gibson hilton.gibson at gmail.com
Mon Jul 1 14:06:33 SAST 2013


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Hilton Gibson
Systems Administrator
JS Gericke Library
Room 1025D
Stellenbosch University
Private Bag X5036
South Africa

Tel: +27 21 808 4100 | Cell: +27 84 646 4758

From: Nondumiso Bethelezi [nondumiso at melrosetraining.co.za]
Sent: 01 July 2013 12:59 PM
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Subject: 2ND Annual Open Learning and Distance Education For Africa



“Distance education’s manifestations transcend barriers across the globe,
among developed and developing countries and is interwoven among those
aspiring ideals of human rights, equity, and equality for all to pursue
their educational aspirations”.

29 – 30 July, 2013 @ The Holiday Inn 123 Rivonia Road, Sandton

Seta Accreditation Number : 1303

About the master-class
  After the success of Melrose Training’s inaugural Open Learning &
Distance Education for Africa Summit, the mission of the 2nd annual is to
bring together higher education institutions, distance education
establishments, and conventional education bodies that apply methodologies
based on open and distance education technologies in order to motivate the
educational system stakeholders to participate in its rich activities,
sessions, and workshops on the changing technology dimension: development
of networking tools, new platforms and standards.

  We all want quality courses – Learners want skills and qualifications,
Providers want satisfied customers and businesses want a skilled workforce.
In the face of current trends, global changes and new pathways in
education, this knowledge base aims to provide educators and decision
makers with comprehensive acquaintance on the various aspects of open and
distance learning (ODL).

  In terms of the need for openness and flexibility, the ODL approach is
considered to be significant in achieving the Millennium Development Goals
that were initiated by the United Nations in the year 2001.Online learning
can be a lifeline to those who have obstacles, such as geographical
distances, physical disabilities, or politico-cultural barriers and in
retrospect, distance education’s long-term legacy will be tied to its
capacity to empower and leverage educational access and opportunities for
the underserved populations.

Key topics to be discussed
• Cloud computing standards, privacy, security and coordination
• Lifelong learning and learner support system in ODL
• Integrating latest video technologies that are relevant for increased
teaching and learning
• Impact of e-learning on social change and ethics
• Policy and law required for the success of distance education and open
• Standards for learning objects, evaluation and performance measurements
• ODL Design, implementation, integration and delivering issues

Who should attend?
• Chancellors and Deputy Chancellors
• Vice Chancellors
• Rectors and Vice Rectors
• Registrars and Vice Registrars
• Principals and Deputy Principals
• Faculty Deans and Deputy Faculty Deans
• Heads of Administration
• Education Researchers and Policy Makers
• Learning & Development Executives
• E-Learning & Social Media Specialists
• Curriculum Designers
• Government Senior Education Personnel
• ICT Programme Directors/Managers
• Professors and Lecturers

Target market
• Education institutions
• Research institutions
• Governmental departments
• Education foundations
• E-Learning concerns
• Publishing companies
• ICT service providers

Your expert speaker faculty
• Brett St. Clair                                              Head of New
Products – Google
• Professor Johannes Cronje                       Dean of Informatics &
Design – Cape Peninsula University of Technology
• Dr. Jenny Roberts                                     Senior Researcher
of Open & Distance Learning – UNISA
• Dr. Mark Bullen                                         E-learning
Specialist – Commonwealth of Learning, Canada
• Professor Mpine Makoe                           HOD of Institute for Open
& Distance Learning – UNISA
• Nokulunga Sithabile Ndhlovu  Associate Lecturer, Educational Technology
Division – Wits School of Education
• Dr. Knuth Noke                                          Deputy Director,
Language Department – Goethe Institute, German
• Dr. Nancy Mutshaeni                                HOD Curriculum Studies
& Education Management – University of Venda
• Professor Stephen Marquard  Acting Director, Centre for Educational
Technology – University of Cape Town
• Greig Krull    Education & Information Systems Specialist, South African
Institute for Distance Education (SAIDE)

Day 1: Monday 29 July
08: 00 – 08: 30  Registration & early morning refreshments
08: 30 – 08: 40  Chairperson’s opening remarks
08: 40 – 09: 25  KEYNOTE ADRESS Choices & challenges: Lessons learnt in the
evolution of online education
• What are the critical challenges and lessons learnt by providers
delivering online and open education in support of lifelong learning?
• How can these lessons be applied to asses opportunities, develop
strategies and design innovative distance and open learning programmes to
take advantage of existing and emerging delivery technologies?
This keynote presentation will address the potential and risks of online
and open education, identify the changing education needs and expectations
of students, employers and government agencies, share the lessons learned
from the rise of new online education providers, offer advice on strategies
for providers to successfully deliver programs at a distance and share a
vision of the future of open and distance learning programs available
anywhere and at anytime.

09: 25 – 10: 10  Academic accreditation for open learning degrees and
• Open learning curricula strategies
• Instructional design: Theories and models
• Policies, legislation and regulatory bodies for open learning
• Instructor’s role in design and development of content

10: 10 – 10: 40  Coffee/tea break

10: 40 – 11: 40  Quality Assurance in Open Learning
• General standards and controls
• Standards for measuring performance and evaluating open learning
• Recent international trends in monitoring, measuring, and evaluating open
learning activities
• Evaluation of technologies

11: 40 – 12: 30  Utilising Blended Design to Learn and Teach in Integrated
• What is the student experience of blended learning?
• What is the impact of campus development design on student learning?
• How have recent projects improved the physical and virtual learning space?

12: 30 – 13: 30  Networking Lunch

13: 30 – 14: 25  Drivers of Change – Contestability, democratization,
digital technologies, global mobility and integration with industry
• Impact on universities
• Potential models of the future
• implications

14: 25 – 14:  45  Mid-afternoon refreshments break

14: 45 – 15: 30    Mobile Learning and Student Engagement in and Outside
the Classroom
• New developments in mobile devices and mobile platforms
• The drivers of mobile learning
• Features of university mobile learning
• Ease of access to social network sites
• Implementing a successful mobile learning strategy

15: 30 – 16: 15   Exploring the Right Social Media Platforms to Engage
Students in the Learning Process: Using a Knowledge Model
• Knowledge identification
• Knowledge creation
• Knowledge quality check
• Knowledge dissemination
16: 15  Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Day 2: Tuesday 30 July
08: 00 – 08: 30  Registration & early morning refreshments
08: 30 – 08: 35  Chairperson’s opening remarks

08: 35 – 09: 20  ICT Integration in African Universities
• Goals of technology enabled education
• Challenges of ICT Integration in University Teaching
• Opportunities of ICT Integration in University Teaching
• ICT Integration Case Study from 7 African Universities

09: 20 – 10: 10  Real Connections: Making Distance Education Accessible to
• Practices to ensure access to students with disabilities
• Visual impairments and other specific learning disabilities
10: 10 – 10: 40  Coffee/tea break
10: 40 – 11: 25  Future Directions, Spaces and Possibilities in ODL
• Open educational resources
• Social software for education
• Game-based learning
• Knowledge co-creation and sharing
• Research and development

11: 25 – 12: 10  Doing IT for Free
This talk will take delegates on a rollercoaster ride of free Web-based and
mobile technologies to assist in improving teaching and learning over
distance. It will cover topics such as:
• What technologies are available for what types of learning?
• How do the various technologies match up to Bloom’s taxonomy of learning?
• How can these technologies be used in a teaching and learning setting

12: 10 – 13: 10  Networking lunch
13: 10 – 14: 10  CASE STUDY: A Free Online Doctoral Programme

14: 10  - 14: 30  Distance Language Courses – Possibilities and Limits
14: 30 – 15: 30  Mid-afternoon refreshments

15: 30 – 16: 15  OERs in Distance Education: Adopting a Model of Open
Learning in Academic Practice
• Constraints by the lack of teaching experience
• Access to teacher resources in academic practice to enhance teaching
skills and aptitudes
• The problem of identifying OERs on teaching from which tutors can benefit
from in these environments
• focus on CDE project that revolves around repurposing a collection of
digital learning resources and create awareness of the value of OERs for
developing Distance Learning tutors

16: 15   Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Price per Delegate  R8 999.00 [EXCL VAT]
3-4 Delegates (5% Discount)
5-9 Delegates (10% Discount)
10 Delegates (15% Discount)

To register
Call Nondumiso Buthelezi on our booking Hotline +27 11 455 5184
Fax to Email 086 218 9367
nondumiso at melrosetraining.co.za

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convenient for you
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If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Melrose Training In
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With in house training, you choose the timing and location of the seminar,
and can customise the course content to meet your organisation's own
particular training needs.  In house ensures that only your team is present
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discussions when training.
We can even create a bespoke one or two day course on a training issue of
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The 3 Benefits Of In-House Training
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JS Gericke Library
Room 1025C
Stellenbosch University
Private Bag X5036
South Africa

Tel: +27 21 808 4100 | Cell: +27 84 646 4758
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